Latest Long Term Ecological Research Network Stories
Florida alligators travel upstream and downstream between marshes and the coast.
Marine scientists discover wave disturbance, nutrient levels affect California giant kelp growth.
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have developed new methods for studying how environmental factors and climate affect giant kelp forest ecosystems at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales.
Researchers eavesdropping on complex signals from a remote Wisconsin lake have detected what they say is an unmistakable warning--a death knell--of the impending collapse of the lake's aquatic ecosystem.
Scientists address climate change effects on ecosystems from grasslands to forests to open ocean.
In a study published December 20 in the Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences (PNAS), a team of researchers including University of New Hampshire scientists Wilfred Wollheim, William McDowell, and Jody Potter details findings that show emissions of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide from global rivers and streams are three times previous estimates used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change â€“ the leading international body for the assessment of climate change.
Aspiring ecologist Ashley Golphin, an undergraduate at Kent State, describes the challenges and rewards of conducting research on tropical stream ecosystems in Puerto Rico during the summer rainy season.
With its vast acreage of mangrove swamps, sawgrass prairies and subtropical jungles, could the Florida Everglades--the famous river of grass--be affected by the Gulf oil spill?
Cost-effective approach could help predict climate change impacts for all marine ecosystems.
Results from Long-Term Ecological Research show importance of resources and processes supplied by ecosystems.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.